North Melbourne vs Collingwood (Saturday) Betting Preview & Tips

Pride is on the line for two teams set to miss the finals.

Sat, 5 Aug, 1:36 AM


Pride is on the line for two teams set to miss the finals.


Both these sides have had disappointing seasons but produced brave performances last week.


North Melbourne won their fifth game of the season when holding off finals bound Melbourne by four points while Collingwood led competition benchmark Adelaide by 50 points early in the third quarter at the MCG, only for the Crows to produce an extraordinary comeback to end the game in a draw.


Both sides have been solid all season and have played better than their ladder positions would indicate.


The Kangaroos win last week over the Demons ended a seven-game losing streak while Collingwood is now unbeaten in their past three games with two wins and a draw.


The biggest positive for the Kangaroos has been the emergence of long haired, straight kicking forward Ben Brown who is now just two goals off the lead in the race for the Coleman Medal following his match winning bag of four goals last week against Melbourne.


North will be keen to use Brown as a focal point up front for the duration of the season, both as an avenue to goal and a morale booster should he win the Coleman Medal. He is $4.50 @ Sportsbet to take out the honour.


Collingwood will be keen to finish the season strongly and potentially save club legend Nathan Buckley from the boot.


Last time these teams met the Kangaroos won by 40 points, however, that Kangaroos side was on the cusp of a finals appearance and has lost valuable experience in the 12 months since.



In what should be an exciting and close contest our suggested bet is either team winning by under 15.5 points which also gives you the insurance of the draw.



Ben Brown kicked a game high four goals last week and looks a good thing to boot the most again this time around.







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